Reid Detmers’ teammate Noah Syndergaard takes to social media after historical performance.
In just the 11th start of his young major league career, Los Angeles Angels southpaw Reid Detmers made history, throwing the twelfth no-hitter in franchise history, this time against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 22-year-old Detmers struck out just two batters in the epic performance, but he kept his defense busy – recording 11 ground-ball outs and 14 fly-ball outs along the way.
While the Angels and the baseball world as a whole celebrated the accomplishment, one of Detmers’ teammates took to social media to throw a jab at his former team instead of congratulating his fellow pitcher.
Noah Syndergaard throws shade at the New York Mets after teammate’s no-hitter
Noah Syndergaard, the longtime face of the New York Mets pitching staff, has publicly had a major falling out with his former team since they opted against tendering him a contract in this past offseason.
The 29-year-old righty went on the record to say that it was “radio silence” from his former employer over the offseason before the Angels swooped in and signed him to a deal worth just $3 million more than the Mets were willing to offer.
The Mets threw a combined no-hitter themselves back on April 29th on the backs of pitchers Tylor Megill, Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz. The second no-hitter in Mets history is undoubtedly what Syndergaard is referring to when he took to Instagram to say “this is what a ‘real’ no-hitter looks like”. Yet another jab at his former team.
Currently playing on a one-year “prove it” type of deal with the Angels, Syndergaard, commonly known as “Thor”, is off to an exceptional start with his new team, putting up a 3-1 record through five starts with a 2.45 ERA and 21 strikeouts against six walks in 29+ innings.
To many, this gesture by Noah Syndergaard may seem to be immature and unnecessary, because that’s exactly what it is.